Japanese Battleship YAMATO, JSC, 1:400

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    the funnel............

    Hi folks,

    just before starting in vacations I started with the funnel.

    Interesting is the design of the funnel grating.............pure paper !!

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    yes, it realy fits !!!!
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    the piping is directly out of the kit............the left side is finished, after completion I will do a little bit weathering................
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    so long guys, have a nice time..........Frank
  2. eibwarrior

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    Nice work Flu. That's a very detailed funnel for a JSC model. I've never seen a JSC model with that much detail on the grating. Then again, I've only built the older JSC models.

    This is very nice.
  3. chapuzas100

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    Excellent boat and excellent work ....... I am his brother, the Shinano, and the hull is very similar, I think the simplest Shinano is that the superstructure of the Yamato is a challenge, a challenge which you are riding very well.

    Un saludo
  4. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    funnel and beginning conning tower.........

    Dear Friends,

    after my holiydays I restarted building my Yamato.

    First I finished the funnel (the pipes), here you see the whole funnel section

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    here once more the aircraft in the lift.........

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    and here the prepared conning tower................
    I´m very impressed about the fit of all parts, great design job !!

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    and on the ship (not glued)

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    so long guys.........see you tomorrow........:thumb:
  5. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

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    I do not know if I can wait for tomorrow, I have already assembled a JSC and now I am riding the Titanic, I know the difficulty of working with the scale 1:400. Those doing a great job.

    Un saludo
  6. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    next steps........

    Hi folks,

    here you see the complicated stanchions of the plattforms.......

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    and here the first etched parts........for me it looks great ( but only visible with reading glasses :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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    best regards Frank
  7. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    the conning tower, still details..............

    Dear Friends,

    just have a look at the conning tower. I`m still working on small details, the overall impression is good !!

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    best regards Frank
  8. eibwarrior

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    Very nice work on the small details Flu. I like the platforms, handrails and ladders. They look great, but very small at this scale.

    The ship would look naked without them. Great work!
  9. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    and somme additional details.............

    Thank`s eibwarrior, yes I´m happy with the build so far..........

    here some more details...........

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    best Flu
  10. philkon

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    fluthecrank,
    Very nice looking ship. I like the details. I like how the parts go together.

    Phil
  11. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    handrails and ladders

    I'm pleased to see someone other that works at a small scale. :mrgreen:

    A question for You: the handrails and ladders that You are using, are they photo-etched? Are they in bundle with the modell or have you bought them elsewhere? and if yes, where?

    I have the same problem, but at 1/480 scale :twisted:, with the handrails of the Crwaler, as you can see in the tread in my signature and I looking for a solution other than that I'm currently using (paper made handrails).

    Thanks in advance
    My compliments :thumb:

    Nando
  12. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    assembling conning tower and model........

    Hi folks,

    I decided to join conning tower and model...........

    after that I made some mor details, especially railings and ladders...........

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    imagine what a high number of AAguns must be build.............a lot of white dots :oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:

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    @Nando,

    the railings and ladders are etched parts, I buy these here

    Homepage

    you can buy accessory parts also here

    GPM - modele kartonowe

    and models and accessory parts of course here

    JSC model

    other scales you can get perhaps on sites for plastic modelling........

    M o d e l W a r s h i p s . c o m

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    Gold Medal Models Home Page

    so long guys, in case of further questions ask me.........

    Frank
  13. lriera

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    Frank, great build until now. Please keep going. Thank you.

    Nando, can you point me to a good italian paper models forum? Thank you.
  14. fluthecrank

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    the mast.....................

    Dear Friends,

    I made the Mast. It`s made of 1mm Polystyrol and plastic sprues..........and, oh I wonder !! Everything fits..............

    the main Mast

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    details.........

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    and assembled............

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    all scratch build along a drawing.....................

    best FLU
  15. Mark_1984

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    That mast looks like it was fun. You did it proud :)
  16. fluthecrank

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    range finder.................

    Hi folks,

    after painting the mast I built the main range finder..............for the antenna I used scratched etched parts..............

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    best regards Frank
  17. fluthecrank

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    the next one............

    Hi folks,

    just made the second range finder...............

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    FLU
  18. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Oh gods, you are going to be *crazy* by the time you're done with this one! Sweet details on the superstructure so far! :thumb:
  19. eibwarrior

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    Ahh... The distinctive main mast of Yamato. I love it. Great job Flu. I like the range finders too. Scratch-built from etched parts. They almost look like the mesh from window screens.

    Keep up the great work Flu!
  20. doctormax

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    Great progress, I would love to try a ship again when I am finished doing my design and build of a plane.